Left and Right (individual images)
Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Image Size: 16” x 22”
Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers
A book’s endpapers quite literally hold the volume together, binding the interior pages to the cover. They also provide an exciting opportunity to set the book’s tone, to debut what’s ahead for the reader and, ultimately, to “bind” the story that rests between them. The Cat’s Debut features Dr. Seuss’s (aka Ted Geisel’s) early concept drawing for The Cat in the Hat endpapers.
The endpapers were The Cat’s coming out party. Ted spent countless hours working and reworking his Cat’s image. Over the course of a year, he created a magical personality instilled with wonder, anticipation, and mischief!